Every First Friday weekend, over 20 old warehouses teeming with antique and vintage merchandise open to the public. Enthusiastic shoppers enjoy looking for unique items. The Historic West Bottoms Business District is the original downtown of Kansas City, Missouri. These warehouses were built for agricultural, freight and industrial purposes during the late 1800s to the early 1900s. During “Warehouse Weekends,” local restaurants, food vendors, and shops join to create an exciting retail atmosphere.